About Us

Limerick Historical Society.


 Limerick Historical Society was established in 2013 to promote local history in both the city and county of Limerick.  The society caters mainly for the interests of amateur historians and to represent their views.  The founder of the society is well known historian Tony Browne who has over forty years experience and involvement in both the study local history and event organisation.

Tony Browne

Tony was a member of Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society from 1976 to 2013. He served as Deputy President for many years and organised lectures and outings to a wide variety of venues and historic destinations.  He has also served as the treasurer of the Federation of Local History Societies.

Tony has been presenting a history programme on local radio for over 10 years. Guests come from a variety of backgrounds and have included fromer Bishop O Killaloe Diocese, Bishop Willie Walsh, Bishop John Fleming of Killala Diocese and Lord Inchiquin.

Society Objectives

The aims of the Limerick Historical Society are as follows:

  • To encourage research in the fields of local history, local people and places of interest.
  • To exchange information with other societies in Limerick city and county.
  • To encourage people who would like to learn more about their locality.
  • Hold Lectures where members may learn and exchange opinions.
  • Arrange field trips in the summer months to areas of historical interest.

When you join Limerick Historical Society you will meet like minded people with a common interest.

Contact Details

Phone: +353 (0)61 228071